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Maty’s Healthy Products Review

This is a review of Maty’s Healthy Products including their organic cough syrup and vapor rub.

Maty’s Healthy Products

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About Maty’s:

“At Maty’s, we believe Mother Nature provides so many powerful, healing ingredients that are safe, effective, and don’t require a doctor’s visit to get access to them. Our ancestors knew this and alleviated minor symptoms using substances available to them. These home remedies were effective and in many cases worked even better than modern drugs and medications. Our whole-food ingredients really do make the difference.

We combine modern knowledge with age old healing ingredients to produce healthy, natural products that are safe and effective. These ingredients don’t simply cover up the symptoms, but actually enhance your body’s healing power.

We never use artificial preservatives, color additives or sweeteners and there is no corn, dairy, wheat, soy or yeast in our products.”

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Organic Cough Syrup

About:

It’s Beyond Natural. It’s Organic.

  • USDA Certified Organic
  • Packed with 10 Immune Boosting Ingredients
  • No Harmful Side Effects! No Drug Interactions!
  • Soothes Dry Irritated Throats
  • Fast, Drug-free Relief
  • Doctor Recommended
  • For Ages 1 Year and Older

Why Our Organic Cough Syrup Works

You trust us with natural, now trust us with organic. Maty’s Organic Cough Syrup is a USDA certified organic honey blend packed with ten powerful immune boosting ingredients.

Providing you with healthy antioxidants, it’s the first organic cough syrup available nationwide to give you that extra boost when you need it most.

USDA Certified Organic and non-GMO.”

All Natural Vapor Rub

About:

A Natural Alternative To Vicks!

  • #1 Selling All Natural Vapor Rub in the USA
  • Gently Relieves Cough and Congestion
  • Petroleum Free, Paraben Free, Chemical Free
  • Appropriate for Diabetics
  • Dermatologically Tested
  • A Natural Alternative to Vicks
  • For Ages 2 Years and Older
  • Unique Blend of Natural Ingredients including Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Wintergreen

Why Our All Natural Vapor Rub Works

Eucalyptus and peppermint have always been a popular cough and congestion remedy for decades. Who hasn’t heard of Vicks VapoRub? Maty’s All Natural Vapor Rub contains all natural ingredients and no petroleum, so it’s a natural alternative to Vicks.

Based on a traditional home remedy, our vapor rub has the additional benefits of healthy oils like sunflower, coconut, and castor. You get relief while strengthening your immune system.

Since it is a topical ointment, it’s appropriate for diabetics looking for an alternative to oral products that contain sugar.

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My Thoughts:

I am fortunate that I do not get sick often. It’s been quite a while since something was ailing me so badly that I needed to take cough syrup or apply a vapor rub. Though I don’t find myself needing these products often, I love that there are organic options available for me to look to when needed.

Also, for those with kids, it’s hard to accurately describe the peace of mind it gives you to know that what you’re using with your children is free of crummy ingredients and is actually good for their little growing bodies.

I’m pretty psyched at the ultra clean ingredient list of the cough syrup. The obvious improvement I’d make with the vapor rub is to make the ingredients organic. If you’re going to commit to using natural ingredients like essential oils, I figure you may as well use the best. Know that is my opinion with a very discerning eye. These products are so incredibly far ahead of what you typically find in the drug store, there is truly no comparison.

Other drug store products for treating the same symptoms are potentially doing more harm than good, while these Maty’s products are healing effectively by means of organic, plant-derived ingredients.

I tried these products not needing them. In other words, I was sick and needing relief–so I cannot fully comment on the effectiveness of them alleviating discomfort and pain. But, I did find the cough syrup to be very calming & soothing after drinking it. It also has good stay power as far as keeping your throat coated. The honey flavor really tastes nice and isn’t hard to palate.

I love what the vapor rub does. I could see myself using this just to feel revived, awakened and rejuvenated. The minty, fresh aroma and experience of the eucalyptus, peppermint and wintergreen trio is absolutely intoxicating. It really opens up your airways and even livens up your eyes and makes you look more awake.

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L’uvalla Organic Skin Care Review

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L’uvalla Organic Skin Care

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

I especially love the note that came with this box of goodies…

“Dearest Jesica,” (with my name spelt correctly)

“When you feel whole and complete you will attract all good things.” 🙂

About L’uvalla:

“Our Convictions

L’uvalla (loo-VA-la) means love the spirit within all things.

Love your skin. L’uvalla Certified Organic skin care products use the powerful, healing properties of nature to bring out your skin’s natural beauty.  Our ‘BIO’ certification gives you confidence that no dangerous toxins are being absorbed through your skin because we only use all natural and certified organic ingredients in our skin care.

Love the Earth. Every element of the natural products L’uvalla creates is sustainably produced from seed to shelf for optimal environmental preservation.

Love People. Fair trade practices used in harvesting our all natural ingredients, such as Argan Oil, not only help to preserve the argan forest, but also to improve the social and economic status of women in the Essaouira region of Morocco.

Love the Animals. You can be certain that no animals were harmed during the manufacturing of L’uvalla. Our beauty products are animal cruelty-free and vegan-approved by COSMEBIO, PETA and Leaping Bunny.

Love Yourself. The pure essential oils in L’uvalla provide powerful aromatherapy that will connect you to the beauty within yourself and quickly turn your daily skin care regimen into an addictive, unforgettable experience that you look forward to every day.

L’uvalla is a way of life: mindful, healthy, balanced, and beautiful. L’uvalla is the luxury skincare experience that goes beyond beauty—it’s a way of life that respects your health – mind, body, spirit – and the well-being of the world around you.

‘LUV’ All is the very core of our name, our company, our mission and our beauty products.

A Labor of ‘LUV’ – The journey of L’uvalla

We are three individuals just like you – people that want to live a healthier lifestyle without compromising quality or effectiveness.   We were outraged at the lack of regulation that allowed over 10,500 different chemicals to be used in personal care products even though only 11% had been tested for safety.  We were confused with all of the labels claiming ‘natural’ or ‘organic’ yet still containing toxic ingredients that could put our health at risk.  Our journey was born out of a desire to provide an authentic 100% natural and organic skincare that was sustainably produced with the health of you and our planet in mind.  We believe that skincare should be a total wellness product that is made with the values you cherish and delivers the results you demand for your skin.”

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Foaming Facial Cleanser

L’uvalla’s Description:

(Normal/Combo/Oily Skin) – This gentle foaming cleanser thoroughly removes daily toxins, impurities, and makeup without irritating your eyes or drying out your skin. Potent ingredients, such as Bilberry and Lotus Flower, contain flavonoids that have antioxidant properties more powerful than vitamin C in fighting free radicals, the number one cause of aging skin. This deep-cleansing formula combines the most effective NATURAL & ORGANIC ingredients from around the world to work synergistically with your skin in delivering these results:

  • Balance Sebum Production
  • Improve Skin Tone
  • Neutralize Free Radicals
  • Minimize Breakouts
  • Gentle Eye Make-up Remover
  • Provide Matte Finish

Ingredients:

Natural Spring Water, Cocamidopropyl Bétaïne, Organic Bilberry Extract, Lotus Flower Extract, Madder Root Extract, Organic Rose Geranium Flower Oil.”

My Description & Thoughts:

I must say, I typically prefer facial soaps to be in bar form because it’s less messy and easier to apply. I did enjoy using this cleanser, though. When lathered up, it does a good job of cleaning even the dirtiest of skin.

I like how L’uvalla states that this product provides “matte finish,” as I think that is a good description of how it leaves your skin. All of the sweat and shininess is gone and skin looks completely clean. Because of how good this cleanser cleans, I do make sure to follow up with moisturizer or serum so that my skin stays moist.

I’d recommend this cleanser for someone looking for a thorough clean by way of very good ingredients.

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Eucalyptus Toner

L’uvalla’s Description:

(Normal/Combo/Oily Skin) – This refreshing toner contains NO ALCOHOL and effectively clears away congestion in your skin and aids in fighting acne. Formulated with the most effective NATURAL & ORGANIC plant extracts from around the world, including Eucalyptus and Sage, this toner works synergistically with your skin to invigorate and protect your skin while delivering these results:

  • Unclog & Tighten Pores
  • Improve Skin Tone
  • Minimize Breakouts
  • Restore Skin to 4.5 PH Balance
  • Remove Hard Water Residue
  • Infuse Skin with Powerful Antioxidants
  • Protect from Environmental Pollutants

Ingredients:

Organic Eucalyptus Leaf Extract, Natural Spring Water, Lotus Flower Extract, Maris Sal Extract, Organic Niaouli Leaf Oil, Organic Sage Oil, Organic Yarrow Oil.”

My Description & Thoughts:

I find toners to be most useful to me mid-day in between washes when my skin has perspired a bit and needs a refresher. The eucalyptus provides such a pleasant, calming fragrance and the other ingredients add to that earthy, herbal scent.

This is a great product to have in your gym bag for post workout in the middle of the day. You might not want to go through the whole routine of washing your face, so a toner might be just what your skin needs. This way, the oil and sweat that has built up on your skin will be kept at bay. Using a toner is also more time efficient than washing and moisturizing your face.

I’d recommend this to anyone who has oily/combination skin or is looking for a mid-day skin fix. This product contains mostly organic ingredients and when you use it on your skin, it feels pure and effective.

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Balancing Day/Night Cream

L’uvalla’s Description:

(Normal/Combo/Oily Skin) – This light moisturizer leaves a matte finish and utilizes the highly effective antiseptic/astringent properties of Thyme, Clove Flower and Cinnamon Bark to clear congestion and balance oil production. The powerful anti-aging properties of Argan Oil, which has twice the vitamin E of olive oil, help to maintain cell integrity while keeping fine lines and wrinkles at bay. This cream combines NATURAL and ORGANIC ingredients from around the world to work synergistically with your skin to provide hydration and to deliver these results:

  • Boost Collagen Production
  • Improve Skin Tone
  • Neutralize Free Radicals
  • Balance Sebum Production
  • Increase Cell Regeneration
  • Clear Congestion
  • Provide Matte Finish

Ingredients:

Natural Spring Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Organic Palm Kernel Oil, Organic Hazel Seed Oil, Organic Argan Kernel Oil, Lotus Flower Extract, Organic Thyme Oil, Organic Lavender Oil, Organic Lemon Peel Oil, Organic Rosemary Leaf Oil, Organic Marjoram Leaf Oil, Organic Clove Flower Oil, Organic Cypress Oil, Organic Nutmeg Kernel Oil, Organic Cinnamon Bark Oil, Olibanum Oil, Organic Palmarosa Oil.”

My Description & Thoughts:

What a great moisturizer this is–It’s light and even has essential oils that are natural astringents, which allows this cream to keep the oil on your face at bay. It doesn’t take much of this product to thoroughly hydrate your face and neck (if desired), which is great because it helps the bottle of product last a long time.

The day/night cream is just ideal–can’t say enough good things about it. It leaves skin feeling just as you’d like it to feel–clean yet hydrated. The ingredient list is merely entirely organic and the ingredients are specifically nourishing and helpful for maintaining healthy skin. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a light moisturizer than is chock full of organic goodness.

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Age-Defying Day/Night Cream

L’uvalla’s Description:

(Normal/Dry/Mature Skin) – This luxurious, high-performing moisturizer uses Hazel Seed and Palm Kernel to protect your skin from losing vital moisture. Infused with the most effective NATURAL and ORGANIC ingredients from around the world, such as the rare Argan Oil (which contains twice the vitamin E of olive oil) and the prized Rosewood Oil, this powerful moisturizer works synergistically with your skin’s natural biochemistry to help skin rebound from damaging environmental toxins and to deliver these results:

  • Boost Collagen Production
  • Improve Skin Tone
  • Neutralize Free Radicals
  • Provide Extreme Hydration
  • Increase Cell Regeneration
  • Reduce Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Ingredients:

Natural Spring Water, Organic Hazel Seed Oil, Organic Palm Kernel Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Organic Argan Kernel Oil, Castor Seed Oil, Lotus Flower Extract, Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Organic Rosewood Oil, Organic Rose Geranium Flower Oil, Organic Lavendin Oil, Organic Palmarosa Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Organic Cypress Oil, Organic Thyme Oil, Myoinosite, Chlorophyllin-Magnesium Complex, Citric Acid, Organic Bitter Orange Leaf Extract & Oil.”

My Description & Thoughts:

Another great L’uvalla product–my thoughts are very similar on this product as they were for the balancing cream. It does great things in protecting skin and keeping it young looking.

This age-defying version is an even better option for those looking for fight wrinkles and damaged skin. The ingredients are dreamy, one organic ingredient after the next.

Though I enjoyed using this product, I’d recommend it more for those looking specifically for an anti-aging cream or wrinkle reducing products. Otherwise, I’d recommend L’uvalla’s balancing cream–they are both great creams that target different skin types.

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Hydrating Milk Cleanser

L’uvalla’s Description:

“(Normal/Dry/Mature Skin) – This versatile vegan cleanser removes dirt, oil and makeup without stripping vital moisture from your skin. Formulated with the most effective anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents from around the world, such as Wild Chamomile, Passionflower and Lotus Extract, it works synergistically with your skin to lock in moisture. Meadowsweet, a natural source of Beta Hydroxy Acid, leaves your skin refreshed and clean without the residue often left by other milk cleansers. Rich in fatty acids, this luxurious cleanser delivers the following results:

  • Improve Skin Tone
  • Remove Make-up
  • Revitalize & Hydrate Skin
  • Calm & Soothe Irritations
  • Increase Cell Regeneration
  • Infuse Skin with Powerful Antioxidants

Ingredients:

Natural Spring Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Cocamidopropyl Bétaïne, Organic Hazel Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Lotus Flower Extract, Organic Orange Peel Oil, Organic Lavendin Oil, Organic Palmarosa Oil, Organic Matricaria Flower Extract, Organic Meadowsweet Extract, Organic Passionflower Extract, Organic Asian Ginseng Root Extract.”

My Description & Thoughts:

As far as the cleaning job this milk cleanser does, it is not my favorite because my skin needs a more thorough clean. However, it does exactly what it says it does. It is gentle and it does not rid skin of moisture.

If you have oily skin and you still like to incorporate gentle cleansers in your routine, I’d recommend this product for a mid-day routine in which your skin doesn’t desperately need a cleansing, but it could use a light wash. I could also see this cleanser being great for make up removal at night (as L’uvalla suggests to boot).

Just like all other L’uvalla products, this one boasts mostly organic ingredients, which always speaks to the effectiveness of the products, as I believe organic, plant based ingredients are not only the safest, but they “work” best!

*These complimentary products have been generously provided to me for the purpose of trying them in order to write a review on my experience.

Nature’s Fusions Essential Oils Review: Fire & Ice, Vertigo, Dragon’s Breath

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Nature’s Fusions Essential Oils

This is a review of Nature’ Fusions essential oils.

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About Nature’s Fusions:

The Highest Quality in the World, Guaranteed.

We have worked for years with the best international suppliers, chemists, and laboratories around the world to get the highest quality certified therapeutic grade essential oils in the world. All of our oils are certified to be 100% pure and free of pesticides or other chemical residues. They have undergone rigorous testing to insure they meet or exceed all international standards on Purity and Safety. All of our oils have been cross tested using mass spectrometry, and gas chromatography to ensure both extract purity and composition potency of each batch. Would you like to see the data charts from the tests?  Just ask! We understand that these graphs and charts may be difficult to read or understand and would be happy to discuss the scientific details with you if you’re so inclined.

Ultimately, unless you can read somewhat complicated data charts, are familiar with current medical research, and can determine the impact of hundreds of individual components in essential oils, knowing which oils are not only ‘pure’ but also good enough to be ‘therapeutic’ is a question of trust.

Here at Nature’s Fusions, we value your trust more than anything else – we have put in the time, effort and money to bring you the best essential oils in the world, just as you would expect a doctor would do with a prescribed medication – and this is shown by our 100% satisfaction guarantee and our commitment to honesty in communication. Essential oils are awesome for the uses in which they work. But there are plenty of times they don’t – and while there are plenty of articles that claim essential oils will cure every malady known to man, here we try to cut through the misinformation and pseudo-science that surrounds the essential oil field.  For that reason, we are an ‘open book’ – ask us anything and we’ll be happy to answer.

So give it a try. Try us out, and we guarantee that you will be impressed – not only with the quality and utility of our products, but with our prices, our honesty, and our dedication to you as a person.

If you are currently using an essential company that tries to hide information or won’t divulge their secrets and ‘proprietary’ items, then I wouldn’t trust them.  This is your health – what is there to hide?  Would you trust a doctor that wouldn’t tell you what was in the medicine he/she prescribed?”

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Dragon’s Breath Blend

Nature’s Fusions’ Description:

“Protective Blend

Cinnamon, lemon, clove, eucalyptus – the ancient code for powerful strength.

Diffuse, use to clean surfaces, or apply very sparingly – it’s strong.”

Fire & Ice

Fire & Ice Blend

Nature’s Fusions’ Description:

“Muscles and Massage

Peppermint, wintergreen, lavender, marjoram, clary sage, basil, roman chamomile, and helichrysum combine in this fusion for muscles and massage.

Dilute 5-10 drops of Fire & Ice in 5ml (1 tsp) carrier oil for massage.”

Vertigo

Vertigo Blend

Nature’s Fusions’ Description:

“Grounding

Peppermint, coriander, and ginger blend in Vertigo to promote grounding and mental health.

Apply 1-3 drops to the hands and breathe deeply.”

My Thoughts and Description

In recent years I have been intrigued by essential oils. They smell incredibly fragrant, are known for their healing ability and are convenient for making homemade concoctions.

These three blends are neat in that they target specific things. They can be used three ways: ingested, applied topically, or used in a diffuser.

I got married in September and in the week prior to the wedding, I started feeling sick (sore throat, lost voice, runny nose). Right after feeling these symptoms, I put several drops of each blend into my humidifier to try and kick the symptoms from the get-go. I didn’t feel better instantly, but over several hours, I felt considerably better after using the humidifier.

Many brands and essential oil specialists will recommend that if these oils are ingested, they should be used with caution, as they are very potent. I understand the caution to an extent, but I can’t help but shake my head when thinking that so many prescription medications are not offered up with such a dramatic caution. Here we have plant based healers and we are being told to pump the breaks–in my opinion, the measures of precaution aren’t focused in the right place. But, that’s a whole other issue for whole other post. 🙂

Simply put, I like to use the Dragon’s Breath blend for cold symptoms, the Fire & Ice blend for making my Homemade “Icy-Hot”, and the Vertigo blend for times when I am feeling overworked, stressed, and/or dizzy. They all work very well for their suggested uses. I’d recommend these for anyone interested in the healing powers of essential oils, as Nature’s Fusions has a lot of blends that seem to be unique to this brand.

In regards to these essential oils and the word “organic,” I’ll share this that I learned from the very helpful Co-Founder of Nature’s Fusions, David:

“We don’t intend to seek organic certification. We do testing on our oils to ensure that they have no harmful ingredients and to ensure that they have all the proper chemical constituents to be effective. Organic is usually a proxy for wanting to ensure quality, along with a desire to improve growing conditions. Some of our oils are organic, some are wildcrafted, but in every case testing shows that they don’t have any residuals.”

*These complimentary products have been generously provided to me for the purpose of trying them in order to write a review on my experience.